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MS in Health Education

The Master of Science in Health Education curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of how to develop, execute, and evaluate private and public wellness programs. Read more about this program from Purdue University Global here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Health Education

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites

Purdue University Global's MS in Health Education is designed to prepare students for careers within the fields of health education and promotion. Students applying to this program should have an interest in health services and learning how to develop, implement, and evaluate health programs.

Applicants who wish to complete a master's degree program with Purdue University Global must provide an unofficial transcript which shows completion of a bachelor's degree program from an accredited institution.

Program Description:

The MS in Health Education at Purdue University Global trains future health education specialists in seven areas of responsibility. Students will also study fundamental knowledge areas in public health, including data analysis, epidemiology, community health factors, and community behaviors in public health. The curriculum is designed to create future leaders within health organizations or the health industry. As such, in addition to pedagogical lessons, students can choose to include a practical, fieldwork experience opportunity into their study.

Learning Format:


Program Length

56 credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Pudue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Master of Science in Health Education:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements and Electives (56 credits)

  • Human Resources for Health Care Managers
  • Heath Care Statistics
  • Community Heath Assessment
  • Health Education Design, Implementation, and Administration
  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Heath Behavior
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Leadership and Administration
  • Public Health Program Development
  • Health Education and Communication
  • Practical Skills in Public Health I
  • Practical Skills in Public Health II
  • Master's Capstone in Health Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of Purdue University Global's MS in Health Education may go on to pursue doctorate level degrees in the health field. Those who are interested in beginning their health careers may choose to obtain licensure or certification, depending on state and national requirements.

Doctorate degrees for graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Ph.D in Health Education
  • Ph.D in Health Policy
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Career Paths:

The MS in Health Education program is designed to create leaders in the health industry. As such, graduates from this program go on to work in organizations dedicated to public or community health, and help implement policies and create programs for the well-being of the general populace.

Careers for graduates include:

  • Health care administrator
  • Health information Officer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Clinical research analyst
  • Public health project manager

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